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Meet Lisa Steele

Author 5th Generation Chicken Keeper Queen of the Coop  
TV Host  "Eggspert"  Coop to Kitchen Cook   Maine Master Gardener

Meet Lisa Steele

From her beautiful farm in Maine, Lisa has contributed her sage advice to the backyard chicken keeping community for more than a decade and has recently entered the culinary arena with the release of her first cookbook, The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook.

Dubbed "Queen of the Coop" by the media, she's an author, 5th generation chicken keeper, Maine master gardener and "coop to kitchen" cook and has been featured on The View, Martha Knows Best on HGTV, NPR's Here & Now, Dr. Oz, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home on PBS and the Hallmark Home & Family Show.

Backyard Chicken Keeper/"Eggspert"

With an audience of nearly a million followers that spans the globe, 5th generation chicken keeper and "eggspert" Lisa Steele is well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural poultry keeping advice on the internet, and one of the most influential players in the backyard chicken keeping community.

Lisa has been dishing out advice on raising chickens, ducks and geese naturally as well as gardening and growing herbs via her Better Homes and Gardens award-winning blog and social media platform Fresh Eggs Daily for more than a decade. 

Her articles on raising backyard flocks have appeared in Backyard Poultry, Hobby Farm, Hobby Farm Home, Chickens and Grit magazines and in the Farmers Almanac and the Old Farmers Almanac.

Carrying on a time-honored family tradition (she grew up across the street from her grandparents chicken farm in Massachusetts), Lisa is also a Maine Master Gardener and accomplished "coop to kitchen" cook. 

She shares recipes using fresh eggs from her coop and fresh produce and herbs from her gardens on the farm in central Maine she shares with her husband, their corgi, tuxedo cat, and  a flock of nearly three dozen chickens, ducks and geese.


With more than 165,000 copies of her first six books in print, Lisa is one of the most popular, top-selling poultry authors of all time. 

Her book DIY Chicken Keeping has been translated into French and German, and her childrens book Let's Hatch Chicks! was shortlisted for an AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Childrens Science Books.

Lisa recently released her seventh title - an egg cookbook titled The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook - with the Harper Horizon division of HarperCollins which received a coveted starred review by Publishers Weekly and was chosen as a Pick of the Month and Best Book of the Month: Cookbooks, Food & Wine by the editors at Amazon. The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook and is also being translated into Russian.

She is a proud member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. 

Watch the Cookbook Trailer

Television Producer/Host

In addition to writing books, managing her social media and writing her blog, Lisa produced and hosted the "country lifestyle" television show Welcome to my Farm which aired on NBC in Maine from 2019-2020. 

Welcome to my Farm began airing on more than 300 local public television stations in April 2022 and was released nationwide on CreateTV and streaming on Passport in June 2022.  The show was nominated for 2020 and 2021 regional New England/Boston Emmy awards and has won five Telly Award and two Viewer's Choice Taste Awards.

Welcome to my Farm can also be seen on public television stations in New Zealand and Australia.

Media Star

As the go-to girl of the backyard chicken keeping community, in addition to national media coverage, Lisa Steele has been featured on dozens of local television morning shows including Good Morning Maine, Good Day Sacramento, Great Day Houston, Great Day KC, Today in Nashville, The Morning Blend, WGN Lunch Break, Fox 5 San Diego, Good Day Columbus, San Antonio Living and KTLA among others.
Lisa has also appeared in print and online in numerous national publications including the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Week, Buzzfeed, CNN, Country Living magazine, Country Woman, Down East magazine, The Epoch Times, Extra Crispy, Farmers Almanac, Forbes, Fox News,, LA Daily News, Maine Magazine,, New York Times, Old Farmers Almanac, Parade Magazine, Readers Digest, Saturday Evening Post, The Splendid Table, The Spruce Eats, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

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Lisa's line of all natural poultry products which she launched in 2018 can be found online on and and at select retailers across the country.

Stay in touch with Lisa on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, PinterestYouTube and her website.

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